The Government makes our Kids eat Dog Food in our Schools

Posted by PITHOCRATES - March 10th, 2012

Week in Review

The Obama administration has declared war on unhealthy foods.  Because we’re too fat.  And are in general poor health.  Because our mothers aren’t packing healthy enough lunches for their kids.  And McDonald’s and Taco Bell are killing us with unhealthy ground beef (see Seven Million Pounds of “Pink Slime” Beef Destined for National School Lunch Program by Sarah B. Weir posted 3/8/2012 on Shine from Yahoo).

McDonald’s and Taco Bell have banned it, but now the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is buying 7 million pounds of beef containing ammonium hydroxide-treated ground connective tissue and meat scraps and serving it up to America’s school kids…

According to, the term “pink slime” was coined by microbiologist Gerald Zirnstein, formerly of the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service. He first saw it being mixed into burger meat when he was touring a Beef Products Inc (BPI) facility in 2002 after an outbreak of salmonella. “Scientists in D.C. were pressured to approve this stuff with minimal safety approval,” Zirnstein told The Daily.

“Pink slime,” which is officially called “Lean Beef Trimmings,” is banned for human consumption in the United Kingdom. It is commonly used in dog and chicken food…

Another issue is the ammonium hydroxide, a chemical that is used to kill pathogens such as E. coli. The FDA considers it safe for human consumption but a 2009 expose by the New York Times questioned its safety and efficacy.

Well if that ain’t the pot calling the kettle black.  It turns out that McDonald’s and Taco Bell hold themselves to a higher standard than our government.  For our government will feed dog food to our children in school.  McDonald’s and Taco Bell won’t.  Even though the government will.  But they heard public opinion.  And they’re going to give the public what they want.  Unlike our government.  Who takes a high moralizing tone when it comes to healthy eating.  But then tells our kids ‘dog food is good enough for you’.  At least, when they’re paying for it.

This is an important lesson here.  The private sector wants to please us and gives us a higher quality food.  The government wants to change us and make us take what they give us.  A lower quality food.  And their snarky criticism about our poor eating habits.  Now just imagine the level of quality we’ll get under Obamacare.


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Starving Poor People to Save the Planet from Global Warming

Posted by PITHOCRATES - February 4th, 2012

Week in Review

To save the planet we’re going to stop burning fossil fuel in our cars.  Instead, we’re going to burn food.  And what could possibly go wrong with that?  I mean, what other uses does food have (see Beef prices set to soar by RANDY SHORE posted 1/31/2012 on The Vancouver Sun)?

Soaring feed prices across North America and drought conditions in the United States are pushing the cost of meat — beef in particular — through the roof….

The commodity price of corn is another factor driving the price of popular meats skyward, say meat producers. The price of corn grown for animal feed has doubled since the summer of 2010, driven in part by rising demand for corn as a source of ethanol fuel…

Increases in the price of corn in response to the U.S. push to use the grain for ethanol production has also affected the price of pork…

“[U.S. energy policy] did motivate producers to grow more corn, but it wasn’t nearly enough to meet the increase in demand,” said Rice. “That increased competition drove up the price of corn and that was a huge hit [to pork producers].”

Rich people will still enjoy their tenderloin.  As they always will.  High price or not.  But we make something else out of beef.  Hamburger.  The staple of low-income family dining room tables everywhere.  Meatloaf.  Hamburger Helper.  Things I’ve enjoyed as a child.  And I’m not ashamed to say that I still enjoy.  Cholesterol levels be damned.

So we’re saving the planet (from the man-made global warming bogeyman that was created by big world government ‘scientists’ at the University of East Anglia) by making it harder for poor people to have their protein.  Of course, the environmentalists are okay with this.  As they don’t much like people to begin with.  Especially meat-eating people.

Think about this the next time you go grocery shopping.  While you decide what not to buy.  So you can afford your beef and pork products.  To save the planet from a man-made phenomenon.  The man-made fear of global warming.


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